Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
BA SCORE
4.18/5
5,240 Ratings
Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.
70 IBU

Formerly called "Founders Red's Rye PA"

Added by Todd on 02-22-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,172
Reviews:
1,668
Ratings:
5,240
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.41
 
 
Wants:
392
Gots:
634
Trade:
7
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of bkrueger
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Thanks to Zeller1 for sending this my way!

Appearance - Pours a quarter inch or so of bubbly off white head. Golden red, clear and clean. The head quickly goes down to leave lacing on the edges which sticks to the glass as the beer quickly loses a couple of inches.

Smell - Rye, burnt malts, hints of peppery spice, hops with sweeter tones of sugary caramel.

Taste - Smooth, creamy, and watery. Lots of cream to go with a balanced malt and hop combo. Malts are very present and give this a sweet texture and taste. Some piney bite gets in there but it is mostly the malts that carry the taste.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth. It has a good combination of all of the tastes and leaves a chewy texture of light bitterness on the edges of the tongue. It is easy to drink but could be crisper for my liking without such a sweet presence. The hops are there though, I'm just too used to our west coast IPA's/DIPA's.

Overall - Very easy to drink and I can imagine this would go great with a sandwich or some BBQ in the afternoon, especially if you had a keg. The rye really shows through and while I would probably drink a Hop Rod Rye instead, this is a very good offering.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A - Pours a ruddy orangish brown with about a finger's worth of tan head. Pretty good retention, and you can you see a lot of carbonation gathering around the edges of the glass. Lacing is very nice as well, with thin wisps of foam sticking all over.

S - A heaping dose of spice and malts flood the nose immediately, much more than the hops at first. Caramel malts and toffee straight away. Earthy rye spice with a touch of bitterness. The finish has a nice amount of bitter, grapefruit hops that last long afterward.

T - Unlike the somewhat fragmented aroma, the taste consolidates all the individual characteristics together without muddling them. Overall, it's fairly bitter, but it has a nice transition from caramel and sweeter malts, to a gritty rye spice, to the citrus hops. Finish is spicy and bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with good carbonation. A bit heavy at times but bursting with flavor, if not a touch bitter.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. Smooth drinking and a nice flavor, but the bitterness tends to overshadow the tastier parts of this beer and tends to imbalance it a little. I feel the rye is well-integrated as well and adds a nice kick to the pale side of this beer.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,240 ratings
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